|Ginnie, thank you for taking us on your trip with you. I am sure that all your fans are enjoying this as much as I am ,vacationing thru your photos, but PLEASE !!! no more dead fish photos.
I'm really enjoying your trip. What exactly do eel taste like? I don't think I'd ever try it no matter what.
Thanks for sharing your great aventure!
|Ginnie, That has to be a fabulous trip & part of the enjoyment must be seeing all of the customs/lifestyles around the world, especially in places that are that far away. Fabulous pictures & you tell a story that gives the feeling of what you are seeing. Have a great time!
|Thanks for sharing your adventure -- love the fish!
|Wow. Your trip has been awesome, and it's only halfway done!! I am amazed at all the new things you have done... I am actually considering going next summer. Your adventure has made all the difference in making my decision. Thank you so much!
|Ginnie, your trip sounds just fabulous and I am glad you did try the eel. Growing up in Germany, especially in Hamburg, I know that eel, smoked or fried, is a delicatesse there. I LOVE it.
Of course, Paula tried it during her visit there, too.
|hi ginnie, it's such a pity that i didn't get a chance to say good bye to you today. i'm now in the kowloon hotel (the one right behind the peninsula), reading your journal, and already badly missing you, billy and everyone else. i guess you wouldn't understand exactly how i felt at the end of my journey until you reach yours. i can only say it's been extremely hard.
i hope i'll see your shanghai piece real soon!
|Eel tastes like chicken...LOL!!! Okay, just kidding, and could not resist. Ginnie, enjoy and the ohotos are great!!!
We were so very sorry to have missed you yesterday. We returned to the ship 30 minutes before ship time, expecting you would still be there so we could say goodbye. We called your cabin but there was no answer. Then Larry told us he had just left you at the gangway. We rushed right down in hopes to catching you. But you were gone!
Already things have changed onboard since you left. A meeting was called last night at 10pm to inform everyone that one of the students had died in Beijing. Her death was from natural causes -- an undiagnosed, inoperable brain tumor. This was a terrible blow to the shipboard community. I can't even begin to imagine how her parents feel. There was much sobbing among the students when the announcement was made and many tears among faculty and staff. Mark was available all night long at Purser's Square for counseling. The mood here on the ship all day has been very quiet and sad. Schedules have been rearranged to help students work through their grief. A memorial service will be held later tonight and flowers will be strewn from the stern on deck 4 at the end of the service.
On a more cheerful note, Woody just announced we'll be docking in Halong Bay, Vietnam, tomorrow night at 8pm instead of the following morning as planned. We are all looking forward to the early landing. I will write to you privately as soon as I can, so please check your email. We all miss you and wish you could be with us for the rest of the voyage. Marliyn in particular sends her love.
Thank you again for letting me use two of your photos in the Shanghai installment.
|Terrible news about one of the students passing away in Cina, Ginnie. My thoughts are with the family, and with the rest of you.
As far as the Korea story goes, it reminded me of my year there when I was in the Army. Thanks for that. :-)
|I'm so glad to read this
Installment now that I live in
JeJu,South Korea. It was a really touching story and helped me a lot to improve my English reading skill. thanks!